Assoc.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Regina Polak, MAS (*1967) is the head of the Institute for Practical Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on “religion in the context of migration”, “religion, values, and politics”, “socio-religious transformation processes in Europe”, “Christian-Jewish and Christian-Islamic dialogue”. Currently she is also OSCE-Personal Representative for combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination.

List of Most Relevant Publications:

Regina Polak: Migration, Flucht und Religion. Praktisch-Theologische Beiträge. 2 Bände. Ostfildern 2017.

Regina Polak: Hope for Europe: Catastrophes as Learning Spaces for a Spiritual Virtue? A Practical-Theological Approach, in: Milos Lechner (ed): Where does our Hope lie? International Congress of the European Society for Catholic Theology (August 2019 – Bratislava, Slovakia), Verlag, 2020. S. 483-504.

Regina Polak: Migrants as Agents of Social and Religious Innovation, in: Andrea Bieler/Isolde Karle/HyeRan Kim-Cragg/Ilona Nord (Hg.): Religion and Migration. Negotiating Hospitality, Agency and Vulnerability, Leipzig 2019, 61-77.